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32/male had shingles 2 months ago. nervous about stroke now based on new study. no diabetes or high bp and weight train every day. Still very worried. Am I at high risk?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Little or no risk

There is a single research study suggesting a somewhat higher risk of stroke following shingles.
But it still was rare and occurred mostly in elderly persons (average age 77). This really is nothing to worry about, especially at your age and without other risk factors.

In brief: Little or no risk

There is a single research study suggesting a somewhat higher risk of stroke following shingles.
But it still was rare and occurred mostly in elderly persons (average age 77). This really is nothing to worry about, especially at your age and without other risk factors.
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Dr. Melissa Eirich
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Probably not.

Based on the information you have provided, you are at low risk for having a stroke.
A family history of stokes or intracranial bleeds can increase your risk. Also, using stimulants that affect your heart rate or blood pressure can affect your risk. Be careful when reading medical studies: not all studies are equal and one single study usually is not enough evidence to change medical practice.

In brief: Probably not.

Based on the information you have provided, you are at low risk for having a stroke.
A family history of stokes or intracranial bleeds can increase your risk. Also, using stimulants that affect your heart rate or blood pressure can affect your risk. Be careful when reading medical studies: not all studies are equal and one single study usually is not enough evidence to change medical practice.
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